Bachelor Australia tv ratings
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Nine won but Ten again stood out with The Bachelor notching up a solid 997,000 national viewers. While not as high as The Block’s 1.16 million, The Bach grabbed a big share of the target 16-39 demo, while Nine did a bit better in 18-49 and 25-54. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell finally said goodbye for 2019 and it will be missed by me and the rest of the 883,000 viewers nationally last night. Ten also bid farewell to a modest winner in the shape of My Life Is Murder — 613,000 nationally and it should be back in 2020. Seven’s best was another helping of pap called Celebrity Chase — 771,000 from 7.30pm to 8.40pm (it’s 40 minutes too long).

Tonight though is a big worry — apart from Ten’s offerings and The Front Bar on Seven (Seven’s main channel in AFL markets and 7mate in NRL areas), the schedule is a load of rubbish and repeats. In regional markets it was a Casablanca night — Seven’s 6pm news with 545, 000, Seven News/Today Tonight with 524,000, Home and Away with 361,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 350,000 and The Block with 326,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Nine (27.8%)
  2. Seven(27.5%)
  3. Ten (21.6%)
  4. ABC (16.5%)
  5. SBS (6.6%)

Network main channels:

  1. Nine (20.8%)
  2. Seven (18.4%)
  3. Ten (14.6%)
  4. ABC (12.5%)
  5. SBS ONE (3.9%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.6%)
  2. 7TWO (3.3)
  3. 7mate (2.9%)
  4. Gem (2.9%)
  5. GO, 10 Peach, 7flix (2.4%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.525 million
  2. Seven News/TT —  1.439 million
  3. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.169 million
  4. The Block (Nine) — 1.160 million
  5. Nine/NBN News  — 1.101 million
  6. ACA (Nine) — 1.067 million
  7. The Bachelor (Ten) — 997,000
  8. Home And Away (Seven) — 992,000
  9. 7pm ABC News — 905,000
  10. Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (ABC) — 883,000

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News — 980,000
  2. Seven News/TT (Seven) —915,000
  3. Nine News 6.30— 862,000
  4. Nine News — 814,000
  5. A Current Affair (Nine) — 752,000
  6. 7pm ABC News — 598,000
  7. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 512,000
  8. 7.30 (ABC) — 487,000
  9. 10 News First  — 357,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 297,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 488,000 (Metros: 280,000)
  2. Today (Nine) —318,000 (Metros: 227,000)
  3. ABC News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) —252,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) —213,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) —147,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) —90,000

Pay TV Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle) — 156,000
  2. Grand Designs Australia (lifeStyle) — 78,000
  3. AFL: 360 (Fox Footy) —73,000
  4. Danny Frawley Tribute (Fox Footy) —55,000
  5. Richo & Jones (Sky News) — 53,000

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